It has been almost two years since we took over as co-publishers of The Fulcrum. As we begin the new year, we reflect on our accomplishments and look ahead to the challenging times facing our nation in 2023 and beyond, as well as the important role of The Fulcrum.
Our parent organization, The Bridge Alliance, has a primary goal in 2023: To activate 12 million Americans to protect and strengthen our republic.
The Fulcrum is a key piece of a larger strategy to build a pro-democracy constituency of millions of Americans by making it easier to find and act on civic engagement opportunities. The Bridge Alliance, The Fulcrum, Citizen Connect and Coffee Party are all interconnected in their support of the ecosystem of our community of pro-democracy organizations and concerned and engaged citizens.
We believe to count as an activated citizen, one has to decide to stop complaining and agree to become part of the solution. We all need to invest our time in healing divides and give up the toxicity. Basically, to stop the insanity, we need to do something different. Hopefully we can help our readers find their path
However, before looking to 2023 will bring us, we must thank our Executive Editor, David Meyers who is leaving The Fulcrum. David was one of the founding visionaries for The Fulcrum, whose efforts willed it into existence. We thank him for his dedication, guidance and support during the transitional process and for the hundreds of reported stories and op-eds he has contributed. We are excited for the opportunities that await David. He will be sorely missed. Fortunately, we look forward to David sharing his own opinion pieces with our readers in The Fulcrum as a future contributor.
In 2023, The Fulcrum will pivot to more opinion and debate rather than day-to-day news coverage. Our goal is to become the home of helping citizens learn, engage, and find their path forward; a path that reflects their values and priorities for a healthier democratic republic.
We will be relying more on the expertise of our 100 members of The Bridge Alliance since they are on the ground daily as practitioners working to strengthen our democracy. Their years of experience can offer insights to our readers so they can become part of the solution. As always, we will continue to share compelling third-party content including videos and podcasts from our partners and others doing amazing work.
We look forward to continuing to share with you the thought leadership essays and opinion pieces from our various regular contributors with you, our readers, as we work together to help protect and strengthen our republic.
And of course we encourage YOU, our readers, to submit your opinion pieces on electoral reforms, healthy self-governance, decreasing toxicity and other related topics in the coming year. The process of sensemaking together requires time and space to contribute to and learn from other’s perspectives.
Beginning now, The Fulcrum will return to a weekday e-newsletter schedule for 2023. At this time, our e-newsletter will remain free.
We look forward to the coming year and our continued dedication to our readers and this important work.
And most importantly we will continue to honor our important mission as a platform where insiders and outsiders to politics are informed, meet, talk, and act to repair our democracy and make it live and work in our everyday lives.
Thank you for your continued support of The Fulcrum as we look to the future together.